We are delighted to confirm that the Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery (SCVS) 48th Annual Symposium is proceeding March 13 - 17, 2021, in a HYBRID format at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel. Our Hybrid Meeting will incorporate both an in-person component for those members and guests who wish to come to Miami and attend, as well as a virtual component so that anyone who chooses not to travel can take advantage of our strong educational programming.
As ours is one of the earliest medical conferences to proceed in the COVID-19 arena, we have instituted a strong safety plan which ensures that we are meeting all CDC guidelines, all local governmental regulations, and adheres to the Safe Meetings policy required for gatherings at the Loews Miami. Any meeting held in 2021, particularly early in the year, will be very different than what we are accustomed. We appreciate your understanding and working with our team as we plan for a safe and meaningful event. We also remind you that despite best efforts to plan - the continually evolving situation means that plans may change, and so as we make preparations we remind everyone that circumstances may require us to alter plans as we approach the date of the meeting. We will be providing regular updates and advisory information, both on our website, and also in communications to our members, faculty, and presenters.
While participating in the SCVS 48th Annual Symposium, we remind all attendees and their guests that "social distancing" must be practiced and masks worn at all times while participating in the meeting, social events and in public areas of the Loews Miami Beach Hotel. While the SCVS is implementing the strictest safety precautions possible, the Society cannot guarantee that its participants, volunteers, partners, or others in attendance will not become infected with COVID-19. Everyone will be asked to go through a symptom checklist each morning before joining any activities.